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Panel from a sadaik

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790-1850 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Teak coated with black thitsi lacquer onto which fine thayo-work (relief moulded lacquer) has been applied and further painted with vermilion dyed lacquer and gilded.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major Sir Bartle C. A. Frere

  • Museum number:

    594-1906

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold on vermilion rectangular panel.
Containing a quatrefoil centre panel in which a dancing balu (ogre) figure is represented in the midst of scrolling foliage. Surrounded with a border of floral scrollwork broken by eight conventional chinthe' (lions).

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

ca. 1790-1850 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Teak coated with black thitsi lacquer onto which fine thayo-work (relief moulded lacquer) has been applied and further painted with vermilion dyed lacquer and gilded.

Dimensions

Length: 58.5 cm, Width: 54 cm

Descriptive line

Burmese teak thayo (relief moulded) vermillion lacquer and gilded panel from a Buddhist sadaik (manuscript chest). Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Decorated with a balu figure amongst floral and foliate designs. ca. late 18th/early 19th century.

Production Note

Obtained from a Buddhist Temple at Taungdwingyi. (100 miles south of Mandalay)

Attribution note: Formerly the end portion of a Burmese Buddhist sadaik (religious manuscript box)

Materials

Teak; Thitsi lacquer; Pigment; Clay; Ash; Gold leaf

Techniques

Woodworking; Forming; Lacquering; Gilding

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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